Posts tagged "board games"

Watch This Woman Make The Most Impressive Move In Jenga History

Caution: Do not try this at home, ladies and gentlemen. (But if you do, please record it and send it to us, because that shit’s bound to be hilarious.)
When Redditor dkbobby’s family gathered ’round the table to play a harmless game of Jenga, little did they know they’d all witness what I’ve declared a…

Katie Oldenburg / December 19, 2014

15 Awesome Board Games You Should Gift For The Holidays

With the holidays approaching, families and friends all around the world will be congregating in houses, apartments and cabins to eat, drink, and be merry. Inevitably, they’ll make their way to the living room and play a board game. Unfortunately, most of them will be playing things like MonopolyClue and Risk, but, even apart from the fact that…

Ask Men / December 16, 2014

6 Great Board Games (For Ruining Friendships)

I played a lot of board games growing up, because I was an aggressively unathletic kid who appreciated any socially acceptable excuse to play with toys, and games are essentially toys with rules (this is a phase I have yet to grow out of). And competition is an integral part of most games, so a…

Cracked / October 2, 2013

Inconceivable! There’s Going To Be A “Princess Bride” Board Game

This is just concept art right now, the final design is TBD but Game Salute is currently developing a Princess Bride board game. They write, “In order to do justice to the entire story, The Princess Bride: The Board Game is comprised of individual scenes, with each scene presenting a mini-game that advances players through the central story.  This allows player…

The Mary Sue / February 24, 2013

6-Year-Old Girl (Board) Gamer Calls Out Hasbro For Gender Inequality

I never played Guess Who? all that much as a child, which might explain why I never realized how imbalanced it is in terms of gender. Or maybe I just wasn’t as perceptive as this six-year-old girl, who not only noticed that there are only five girls compared to 19 boys, but also took the…

The Mary Sue / November 19, 2012

“The Wire” Monopoly Board Game Needs To Become A Reality

To Whom It May Concern At Parker Brothers:
Please make this “Wire”-inspired mockup of Monopoly a reality. I need it. I need it the way Bubbles needs smack. Speaking of which, I would also like to humbly suggest the addition of Omar Little, Stringer Bell, Marlo Stanfield, Avon Barksdale, and Prop Joe game pieces. (I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2011

Foodie Fight!

This Thanksgiving week, I would like to give a personal shout out to the creator of Foodie Fight, a game which combines two of my favorite pastimes — somewhat useless trivia and eating. This Trivial Pursuit-style game tests your knowledge of everything from “culinary science and celebrity chefs to food history and exotic cuisine.” For…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2011

“Candy Land: The Movie” To Be More Epic Than Sweet

First, of course, came “Clue.” Then Ridley Scott announced he was making a big screen version of Monopoly. Then came “Battleship,” starring the gorgeous Taylor Kitsch. Then “Clue,” again, as a Gore Verbinski-directed remake was teased last year. Now, Hollywood is officially addicted to creating movies based on board games. Today, we get new detail…

G-R-R-L, Did You Hear About The New Scrabble Words?

Ain’t no T-H-A-N-G. Did you know that latest edition of Scrabble includes 3,000 new words? Sure does, G-R-R-L! The new Scrabble approved words are a mixture of technological terms, colloquialisms, proper nouns, and slang phrases that have gained popularity since the 2007 version of the game. Naturally, some of these slang terms have hardcore player…

Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2011

Monopoly Gets A Circular Makeover

With the Monopoly board’s new circular shape, it’s easier to throw when you get frustrated after four exhaustive hours of pretending to buy property. [Pop Crunch]…

Kelli Bender / February 4, 2010

Are You Game For Board Game Movies Or Just Bored?

Back in the third grade, my best friend Jess and I were obsessed with the movie “Clue.” We watched the video every day after school and knew all three endings backwards and forwards, mostly because we were obsessed with Tim Curry and Michael McKean. Turns out that Jess and I weren’t the only fanatics—the movie…

Deborah Stein / May 27, 2009

Crave: Adult Version Loaded Questions Board Game

Do you ever notice how conversation always turns to sex and relationships when you’re having cocktails with friends? It’s probably because your inhibitions get drowned the more you drink. Well this board game is the perfect accompaniment to cocktail convo because it tests your sex IQ and asks funny personal questions. Plus, you’ll learn a…

Annika Harris / December 4, 2008